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Aspiring 10-year-old athlete runs from Prayagraj to Lucknow and meets Chief Minister Adityanath


A 10-year-old class 4 girl, who ran from Prayagraj to Lucknow to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here, received well wishes and encouragement for her dream of becoming an athlete on Saturday.

During the meeting at his official residence, Chief Minister Adityanath also presented the aspiring athlete, Kajal, with a pair of shoes, a tracksuit and a sports kit.

On this occasion, Mr Adityanath also honored her and inspired her to achieve greater heights in athletics, a government spokesperson said.

Kajal also thanked the chief minister for his gesture, he added.

The spokesperson said Kajal had run over 200 kilometers from Prayagraj to Lucknow and dreamed of becoming an athlete.

She resides in a locality below the Manda Police Station area in Prayagraj and is a Class 4 student, he added.

After receiving the invitation, Kajal completed the long trip on April 15 and met Mr. Adityanath on Saturday.

Kajal, who started her journey on foot on April 10, before departing for Lucknow from Prayagraj civilian lines, had told PTI that she had participated in the Indira Marathon last year.

But neither her school nor the district administration appreciated her efforts, she had regretted.

Following her participation in the Indira Marathon, she also wrote a letter to the UP Chief Minister and expressed her desire to meet him.

Babu Banarasi Das Sports Academy, Lucknow also honored Kajal’s talent and took responsibility for providing him with his sports equipment and footwear throughout his life.

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